There’s no mistaking Murphy Ltd’s fleet of machines in their striking livery and there’s no mistaking the fact that their latest batch of thirty one mini excavators are from Volvo Construction Equipment.
Since 1957, Murphy Ltd of Tottenham Hale, London N17 has specialised as a utility services supplier and in particular as a major contractor to the U.K.’s electricity companies, cable manufacturers, petro chemical companies and the rail industry. With an ever increasing portfolio of contracts and customers, the company has augmented its fleet of compact excavators with thirty one new Volvos, twenty one of which being Volvo EC17Cs (1.7 tonnes), along with four ECR88 Plus excavators (8.8 tonnes), a brace of EC20Cs and EC27s, an EC55C and an ECR38 short swing radius machine. The new arrivals are both replacement for some of the older units but overall are incremental to Murphy’s fleet and have been supplied by Volvo’s utility dealer for the Home Counties – Capital Pant Solutions.
“We choose the Volvo product in particular as they prove to be highly popular with our operating gangs,” comments Plant and Transport Director Michael Hayes. “We’ve been operating Volvo’s for sixteen years now and we can definitely state that the machines have more power and a superior reach over competitive makes and we certainly enjoy the back up and support we receive from Capital Plant Solutions and Volvo nationally,” he continued. This is particularly important to Murphy Ltd who has major contracts across the whole of the UK and although the company carries out its own maintenance programmes from its eight regional depots across the country, the knowledge that they can draw support from any of Volvo’s customer support centres and thirteen independent utility dealers is a definite plus.
All the latest machines have been supplied with cabs, full sets of buckets and to complete the package, each unit has been fitted with a security key pad and tracking device. Additional safety features have been added to safeguard the operator as well as personnel working in the immediate vicinity of the machine and these included seat belt warning and added visibility aids. Most of the new arrivals will be deployed on contracts underway in Yorkshire and Cumbria. And as for that striking livery? Michael Hayes comments; “We’ve been applying this livery to all of our mobile plant now for the last seven and a half years with the original aim of deterring theft and it’s certainly paid off.”
Capital Plant Solutions is Volvo’s independent utility equipment dealer covering Essex, North London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo utility and road machinery products in the U.K. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of utility compact equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout Great Britain.
September 19, 2013
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